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KidScreen Summit names digital keynote speaker, announces new tech sessions

KidScreen Summit 2009 is just a month away and has just tapped new media and pop culture critic Douglas Rushkoff to deliver the digital media track keynote address on Friday, February 13.
January 7, 2009

KidScreen Summit 2009 is just a month away and has just tapped new media and pop culture critic Douglas Rushkoff to deliver the digital media track keynote address on Friday, February 13.

Entitled The Power of ScreenAgers: Innovating For and With the Digital Generation, Rushkoff will be sharing his knowledge gained from studying how kids have grow up in the digital media universe over the last decade. He’s written bestselling books on the topic, including Playing the Future: How Kids Culture Can Teach Us to Thrive in an Age of Chaos.

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Additionally, a group of seasoned kids product testers from The Children’s Technology Review will be taking questions about what they’re doing in the digital media and gaming space in the Kids Talk Tech session.

Interactive experts will also be weighing in on the brand-building potential in virtual words in Keeping it Real in the Virtual World Space. For those seeking professional advice, check out the Ask-An-Expert series with interactive marketing expert Zack Zeiler from VPI.Net and virtual world specialist Louis Fournier from Tribal Nova.

If you’re looking for some cool new tech applications to help innovate your business, don’t miss this series of quickie presentations in Tech Talk.

KidScreen Summit welcomed the largest crowd in its history in 2008 with more than 1,500 kids entertainment professionals from 43 different countries attending. Registration information and a full conference agenda for KidScreen Summit 2009 can be found at www.kidscreensummit.com.

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